A 70-year-old retired Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force was allegedly murdered in his villa on the outskirts of Bangalore on Sunday night. The police say the retired commodore was strangulated by unidentified persons while he was asleep in his home at Huskur Gate near Hebbagodi.
Superintendent of Police (Bangalore Rural) B Ramesh identified the former IAF man as Parvez Khokhar, a native of Punjab, who was working as a chief advisor to a Tokyo-based firm and also as a consultant for another firm in HAL.
Ramesh said Khokhar was strangled to death in his bedroom even as his wife slept in an adjacent room. The incident came to light once his wife woke up and found that his bedroom door was locked from outside. The couple are the only occupants of the house.
The police said that all valuables in the house were intact but that cupboards were rummaged through in two rooms of the house. A box of cash too was untouched. The police are verifying if anything has been taken from the house.
Investigations say the miscreants entered the villa from the terrace. They allegedly tied Khokhar up, strangulated him with a duppatta and smothered him with a pillow. The police have filed a murder case based on the complaint of Khokhar’s wife.